Jeb Bush’s son wants his dad to run against Obama

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

Is America ready for the third Bush presidency? George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sure thinks so.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, the younger Bush said he's urging his father to jump into the Republican primary this cycle, and said the public shouldn't be surprised to see Jeb one day make a run for the White House.

"I think that time will only continue to benefit not only [former President George W. Bush's] record, but my dad's opportunity to run for higher office," George P. Bush told The DC's Jamie Weinstein. "Make no mistake about it, I think a lot of people sorely miss and would relish some sort of return of that type of approach to leading our country."

Two years have passed since a Bush was president. George W.  Bush left the White House in 2009 with a dismal 22 percent approval rating, and his father, George H.W. Bush, was president from 1989-1993.

George P. Bush, who is pursuing a career in business but co-chairs a political action committee, said his uncle's legacy could not help but affect his father's attempts at higher office.

"For better or for worse, they share the same name, they share the same blood, and kinship, and therefore it's just difficult," he said.

Jeb Bush, who served as Florida's governor from 1999-2007, has not indicated that he will run.